FORT LEE, Va. – The Army’s second-highest ranking civilian and Fort Lee leaders will be available to news media here Wednesday to discuss the start of a 10-year, $50 million series of renovation projects for on-post housing.

Undersecretary of the Army James E. McPherson is visiting Fort Lee to see first-hand how the post is meeting the Army’s commitment to improve housing conditions for military members and their families. His visit will include a tour of one of the project’s first renovated homes in the post’s Jackson Circle neighborhood, which media representatives also will have an opportunity to see.

This initial phase of the project – covering the oldest neighborhood on Fort Lee with the smallest houses – will cost about $15.6 million and take just under two years to finish. The next three oldest neighborhoods will follow Jackson Circe for renovation, ultimately resulting in the modernization of more than half of Fort Lee’s 1,508 family housing units.

Media outlets intending to cover the visit must contact Fort Lee Deputy Public Affairs Officer Jefferson Wolfe by 5 p.m. Tuesday for coordination instructions at (804) 734-6965 or (804) 400-7273 or Please be prepared to meet at the designated location here no later than 9:30 a.m. Wednesday.

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Fort Lee is the Army’s Home of Sustainment and supports the training, education and development of adaptive Army logistics professionals. Major organizations on the installation include the Combined Arms Support Command, Army Logistics University, U.S. Army Ordnance School, U.S. Army Quartermaster School, U.S. Army Transportation School, Defense Commissary Agency and Defense Contract Management Agency. Fort Lee supports more than 90,000 Soldiers, retirees, veterans,  family members and civilian employees and boasts an economic impact of about $2.25 billion per year.

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